This week we're recognizing, Thurst461!
Thurst461 has been a member of POI Factory for over 12 years!
This week we're recognizing him for his help with Arches NP POI
Thanks for all your contributions, Thurst461!
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Arches is an absolute gem of a national park. Thanks Thurst461 for helping the community get the most out of it.
Enjoy your week!
I've been to Arches twice so far and the wife and I are going back next may. Thanks for your efforts here at the factory and enjoy your well deserved C.O.W.!!
Congrats Thurst461 on you COW award. We appreciate your contributions to the forum.
Thanks for your contributions!
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Keep up the good work!!!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving week in the COW spotlight!
And ... you will soon have a shiny new barn in your list of badges!
Conratulations. Thank you for your contributions.
We appreciate you contributions. Enjoy your week of recognition.
I'm hardly on the level of contribution of mcginkleschmidt with his large JCV files, but I'm glad to have crawled out from under my rock when I recognized those four digits as elevations and spoke up.
I come to the POI Factory daily to read a few posts and keep my Garmin current.
Arches N.P. is not far away, and is a major feature on a day-long tour that I have offered first time visitors over the 45 years that I have lived here.
I usually leave I-70 at the eastern Cisco exit. Anyone seen in the ghost town of Cisco should be assumed to be armed and dangerous, as there is no law enforcement. Turn south to follow the Colorado river down to Moab. Stop at Fisher Towers along the way for a break and possibly a hike to the south.
If you did not pack a cooler, Moab is your best opportunity for eating.
I always show folks the Double Arch which was featured at the opening scene of the 2nd Indiana Jones movie. If there is time and walking ability, we will see the 306' long Landscape Arch also.
Everyone should carry more water than they can imagine drinking, especially in the heat. Sunscreen and a hat are REALLY good ideas. A bandana for a curtain hanging from under the hat can protect the neck and ears (which the gnats like to eat beginning in mid-May). Autumn is the best time to visit the desert.
The high point of the tour is to head north and then turn west toward the Island In The Sky portion of Canyonlands NP. But before you get there, turn south to visit Dead Horse Point State Park. A person could spend a day just contemplating the 300˚ view from the short paved rim at the point. I have overheard visitors who just came from the Grand Canyon say, "This is better!" It is all good.
I usually follow the highway north to I-70 if it is going to be dark. If not, I drive back up the canyon along the Colorado River. It always reminds me of pictures of Egypt in National Geographic from my childhood. Seeing Pharaohs carved into the canyon walls would almost seem to be expected.
Enjoy the beauty! And take care of it...
Congrat's Thurst461. We hope you enjoy your well deserved week in the pasture.
Thanks for your help.
Enjoy your COW!
Thanks, and enjoy your day
...times before finally stopping there two years ago. We liked it so much that we went back there just a couple of months ago. Wonderful place. If you are not looking for it, you will drive right past the place. You enter just north of Moab, but then you have to drive up a mesa (or butte, always get those two confused), to get to the scenery. Enjoy your week in the pasture and keep up the good work Thurst461!
Many thanks for your contributions and your being selected for this weeks Cow Award.
Congratulations and thanks for your comments Thurst461... including the ones posted here in this thread now, about how you show visitors a tour - great insight! I've piloted a small plane over the area at a good sightseeing altitude but have never been there driving around on the ground, that's still on my bucket list along with the other NP's in the area. Enjoy your week in the C.O.W. spotlight!
And thank you very much.
Thank you Thurst461!
Keep up all the Great Work!
Thank you for your contributions and kudos on your COW award!
Thanks for the contributions!
Enjoy your week in the pasture! Hope to visit Arches one day...
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